Object photography

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Object description

  • Inuit artist
  • Bowl, before 1918
  • Wood, paint, root
  • Alaska, Arctic, United States
  • L: 5 1/8 in, W: 5 in, D: 4 1/4 in (L: 13.0 cm, W: 12.7 cm, D: 10.8 cm)
  • Gift of Arthur W. Whitcher, 1918
  • E17705


This square wooden bowl has rounded corners. The base is shallow and the sides are formed with a single strip of wood wrapped around and secured by two lines of split root "rivets". There is a small hole drilled through two ends at the rim. The object is covered in an unidentified residue.